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If He Were A Priest Or A Republican

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2014
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Thirty-six days ago we began a series of reports about a guy from Oregon named Terry Bean.  Mr. Bean is accused of sexually assaulting at least one minor.  Sadly, this is not a common story (public school teachers are accused of it all the time), but in this instance the “someone” arrested and accused sits […]

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I can tell you, Drew Cline, why Republicans are unloaded and silent about guns and speech

by Skip October 23, 2014

From the Op-Ed that Drew Cline wrote over at the UL about the Republican reluctance to go after Dems lack of support on the Constutition: …It is a little surprising that Democrats have dropped the issue, given that they are using so many other distractions to avoid talking about President Obama, and that certain gun control […]

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Without The Right To Know What Government Is Doing You Lose Everything

by Ed Naile October 13, 2014

The Manchester Paper has an article about their Freedom of Information request for the names of illegal aliens caught by ICE in NH. They list these fine fellows in the article: 1. Jesus Ascencio-Rodriguez, of Manchester . He stated to ICE officials he entered the U.S. from Mexico illegally without inspection at an unknown location […]

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If “TEA Party”, “Right Wing”, and “Extremists” didn’t exists as words, the NH Democrat Party would be speechless

by Skip September 13, 2014

Oh yeah, let’s also add “Free Stater” to that list, too!  Take those words out of their lexicon, all you’d have left would be jaws going up and down.  Without those adjectives (hurled as epithats), they’d have nothing to say and no one to excoriate.  And that would suck for them.  Listen to Ray Buckley, […]

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Comments on a Union Leader Op-Ed on Andrew Hemingway

by Skip July 27, 2014

From the Union Leader comes this Editorial on Andrew Hemingway who is competing with Walt “No Apology for Teabagger” Havenstein for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor – couple of snippets (reformatted, emphasis mine): Republican candidate for governor Andrew Hemingway will have to read this column online. On Wednesday afternoon he flew to San […]

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Is “Texting A NH Hazard?”

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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The Union Leader has a front page story titled CDC Survey finds Texting a NH Hazard.   The article is about risky teen behavior with an emphasis on texting.  They quote experts, which is amusing when you look at the big picture.  Trust me. Cigarette smoking makes an appearance in the article, which is only important […]

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Union Leader Discovers That the IRS Lost Some Emails (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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Yesterday morning I noted that no one in NH media had dropped one dot of ink, digital or otherwise, on the latest feature of the IRS tea Party targeting scandal. You recall the IRS scandal.  That’s one of the scandals where no one wants to testify, Lois Lerner plead the fifth, people are hiding and […]

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Texas Has a Name For Scott Brown

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2014
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The Union leader opines on the impending campaign of Scott Brown and the left’s contortions as a result (and how Shaheen is 99% Obama). Scott Brown makes President Obama sad. “I’d be happy if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas,” the President said in an interview with New England Cable News last week. […]

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UL Editorial – Terie Norelli’s ‘Dishonesty is Breathtaking’

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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The NH House Democrat majority will try to push through a job killing minimum wage hike today.  In preparation for the Democrat’s attack on low skilled and unskilled workers, NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D- Oz) has an editorial in the Union Leader.  In it she tries to justify the wage hike by, well, lying. […]

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Charlie Arlinghaus – The NH Senate’s Medicaid Trap

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2014
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UL The real debate is over whether you believe this is a compromise. It isn’t. The biggest difference between the Senate plan and the governor’s is that hers didn’t end. The Senate plan technically only lasts for 2.5 years and has to be reauthorized. Republicans would have you believe this is a huge concession and […]

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New Hampshire’s Lost Decade (and a third).

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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Charlie Arlinghaus, writing in the Union Leader, talks about stagnation in New Hampshire becoming “the new normal.” In the course of his discourse on the years before and during our current stasis, business tax reform appears to coincide with job growth before the lost decade, and a lack of business tax reform for a lack […]

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Media Matters Responds To Story On Caitlin Ann Legacki

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014

Media Matters sent out an email in response to an item in the Manchester Union Leader that was their follow up to what we’d been writing about someone voting for Caitlin Ann Legacki in Manchester in Nov 2012 when she says she was not here.  She was working in Missouri. Greetings, I wanted to make […]

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Who Else Does UL “Investigative” Reporter John DiStaso Work For..?

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2013

Investigative Journalist John DiStaso, Union Leader, has had a knack for “uncovering and reporting” potential evidence of Vote Fraud committed by family members of New Hampshire Republicans. He was all over Neil Kirk’s daughter, who has a New Hampshire’s Driver’s license, but never mentions if Jeanne Shaheen’s daughter Molly, whom he mentions as having voted […]

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Shaheen Family Underwear Gets National Exposure In Limbaugh Letter

by Mike August 31, 2013

It might be voter fraud, and it might not; it might be tax fraud, and it might not: It all depends what the meaning of “reside” is…. This morning on GrokTalk, Ed Naile was regaling us with tales of suspicious Democrat voting patterns – he has SO MUCH evidence to share – and the topic […]

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Democrats and their love affair with prisons….

by Tim Condon May 21, 2013

The Union Leader ran an article today about two felons who have apparently been doing random violent home invasions where the occupants are always beaten and sometimes raped and/or killed. So what is a Democrat’s solution in the comment section after the article? “This is what happens when your state government underfunds prisons….” Sheesh. I […]

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NH GOP RINO’s, State Representative Stella Tremblay, and the Destructive Democrats….

by Tim Condon May 10, 2013

High-level NH RINO’s (“Republicans In Name Only”) are at it again: Jennifer Horn, Gene Chandler, Steve Duprey, and Fergus Cullen are all in a tizzy over state Rep. Stella Tremblay’s recent thoughts on whether the Boston bombing might have elements of an “inside job.” In the Union Leader today, Cullen called Rep. Tremblay “delusional.” Well, […]

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Some thoughts on the Pindell / Cline / Douglas criticisms of the Honor Your Oath Rally – Part 1

by Skip April 25, 2013

I’m not even sure that James Pindell, Chuck Douglas, and Drew Cline were even at the same rally I was from reading their criticism (one at the WMUR site, two Union Leader Op-Eds)  – or even bothered to watched the videos that were up at several sites.  Each of them decided to tear the folks […]

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This is so wasteful and stupid: Using police resources to benefit taxi cab companies.

by Tim Condon April 9, 2013

The Manchester police dept. proudly announced a “sting operation” conducted last Friday to “nab 5 criminals.” The crimes? A few people gave rides to other people and got a few bucks in return. You can read the entire crime-busting story in the Union Leader HERE. Wow. Why is this waste of thousands of dollars of […]

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Gun Clubs and Membership Caps

by Rick Olson March 26, 2013

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.  —George Eliot Yesterday, the Union Leader’s Paul Feely featured a story entitled, Busy gun clubs may have to cap membership. Scott Jenkins, President of the Chester Rod and Gun club had this to say… It’s […]

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Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me One Hundred Times….Call Me A Republican Senator

White Flag of Surrender by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2013

The Sunday Union Leader has a staff editorial in which it comes to the defense of Senator Ayotte accepting and attending  an invite to dinner with Mr. Obama and a number of other ‘Ranking’ (see also Rank) GOP Senators. To suggest that there is no value in conveying that message to the President in person, […]

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Merrimack Gun Store Calls Obama Salesman Of The Year

by Mike March 3, 2013
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It’s about twelve weeks since the Left took unholy advantage of the Newtown tragedy, with hyperbolic gun control rhetoric. It’s about 6 weeks since “

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“Free Staters told to set clock for 2015″

by Tim Condon February 24, 2013

There’s a fascinating story in today’s Union Leader about the Liberty Forum just put on by the Free State Project in Nashua this weekend. It seems that the current President of the Free State Project, Carla Gierke, fully expects that New Hampshire will be welcoming 20,000 liberty activists by 2018 at the latest. (Come and join […]

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Some Anti-Gun Arguments Are So Lame…

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2013

There’s a great “Your Turn” editorial in the Union Leader, written by Brandon Harvey of Danbury.   His primary point is that some of the arguments being made in favor of restricting second amendment rights are so lame (as in unable to stand on their own), they have to be addressed, and he does a […]

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The Union Leader on Democrat Rep. Cynthia Chase: “Dictatorial impulses.”

by Tim Condon January 13, 2013

They can say that again. Democrat Rep Cynthia Chase told us recently that the “Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.” Her solution? Pass laws…

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Not Exactly William Loeb III’s N.H. Union Leader Anymore

by Rick Olson January 10, 2013

“I would rather have a competent extremist than an incompetent moderate.” —Leon Jaworski In life change is inevitable. Sometimes change is good. Other times, change is not so good. Then there are times where change is merely a change that we might individually do not care much for. The New Hampshire Union Leader, once a reliably conservative […]

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This is what the prejudice and bigotry of a Democrat State Rep. can lead to:

by Tim Condon January 5, 2013

A possible threat to incite violence against an unfavored minority. Here’s the story:   Democrat State Rep. Cynthia Chase of Keene has recently displayed an alarming attitude of bigotry and prejudice against libertarians and conservatives who make up the Free State Project movement. Her comments have gone viral, and are being reported today in the […]

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“Those dangerous Freestaters!”

by Tim Condon December 21, 2012

Here’s an interesting little hit-piece from the online Union Leader about “all those dangerous Freestaters!” And how “they’re messing up traditional values!” As is often the case, the comments after the story are more enlightening than the story itself. You can read the whole article and comments HERE.

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Talk About Having No Idea What A Conservative Is… (Updated Again & Bumped)

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2012

John B. Heroux is reported to be a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire, and a chronic contributor to the Union Leader Editorial page (if Google can be trusted), but he has absolutely no idea what a conservative is.  In his recent “Your Turn” contribution to the public discourse (Union Leader) he starts with this: The […]

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What About Bob?

by Rick Olson August 2, 2012

“The problem with smear campaigns is that too often they work.”   —Mark Shields Robert M. Tarr. Were it not for bad luck, he would have no luck at all.  As the Union Leader’s Mark Hayward pointed out in his Union Leader hatchet job on Bob Tarr,  he and his wife Pauline came to the Queen […]

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How is the NH Union Leader Like FEMA…?

by Steve MacDonald July 3, 2012

How is the Union Leader Like FEMA…?   Slow to respond and not very satisfying results.  (Ok, maybe they are not that bad, just maybe this once.) Five days ago the Union Leader reported that Salem NH House Rep. Marilinda Garcia was against the veto override of HB 1679- the partial birth abortion ban bill.  They […]

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